Friday, June 17, 2016

Playing with Altenew's Beautiful Day...Inkspirational Challenges #111~Masking

Hello,

Hope you've had a wonderful week. Mine...busy! Classes ended; marking assignments did not...but I'm getting closer.  Time for the 'end-of-school' countdown to begin; as of Monday, 9 more work days to go! The last day - June 30th - we're planning to head to Whitefish, Montana for my husband to compete in the Kootenai GranFondo. I am sooooo excited! Road trip!

Anyway...time to welcome you to  Inkspirational Challenge #111, were our sweet team-mate Kim's designer choice is...ta dahhhh....

Our wonderful Guest Designer, Lisa, will dazzle you with her take on this challenge, as well my creatively expressive DT: NonniSandieShaunaMarinaKimYvonne. Please visit and sprinkle them with love!

Prior to prepping for this challenge, my masking was pretty sporadic, especially since I'm such a dies-a-holic;  I do, however, have an *ahem* obsession with my new Altenew stamps, sooooo...out came Beautiful Day for this challenge.  I wound up making four of the first card and six of the second (varied the sentiments), which will be heading off to my sister-in-law, who is making 'card gift sets' for my niece's three kindergarten teachers and my nephew's two daycare teacher (I'm so thrilled that she loves my cards! Most awesome sister-in-law EVER!).  Of course, I cased these from the Altenew showcases, adding my own teensy touches (or rather....lack of touches).  Let's just say: Too. Much. Fun.  I {heart} masking!



Your turn!  How will *masking* inspire you?  

Looking forward to seeing your Masked Marvels in the gallery!

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!



27 comments:

  1. Wow these are amazing Carol, you have rocked masking and I see you can do the layering stamping really well too. I can not do this no matter how many times I try!

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  2. Congratulations on making it through the end of classes! One hurdle done, onto the next. Very quickly you will be able to enjoy that road trip! Yay! You are almost there. :) Your cards are beautiful. So glad you have so much fun masking. I really like the "color book" effect you created only have a few of the images full of luscious color. Makes for a very striking and, in my mind, a sophisticated looking card. The teachers will be thrilled, I'm sure! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing these beauties! :) Hugs!

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  3. You CASEd Altenew and I'm going to CASE you, Carol. I love those stamps and have made a few cards but your layout is so fabulous that I have to try it. I can't imagine making that many the same but I guess once you have the formula, why mess with it. Have a great road trip. Maybe one day you head to Michigan.

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  4. These are so beautiful!! Love the combo of black and white and color... and great masking!

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  5. Wow! These are stunning, Carol!

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  6. Carol...so excited for you to be finished with school too, have a blast with your time off. Wish we lived closer and could play! Your cards are simply fabulous my dear...just love them, simply stunning.

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  7. c I just received my very first purchase of actual masking paper ... fingers crossed my project will be half as beautiful as yours! Your SIL will be so happy to receive these gifts for the teachers! xx
    =]

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I have an obsession with Altenew stamps, too. You've made some stunning cards with this set. x

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  9. Bee utiful cards, love these stamps and your masking. Have these stamps so have to have a go. Anyone receiving these will be wrapped.

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  10. Awesome cards- love the way you colored them too!

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  11. Gorgeous blooms - look great with the selective colouring.

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  12. Looks like you are an expert masker Carol! Your cards are stunning and you have enabled me to buy that stamp set. lol I love, love, love how your cards turned out. Now I will have to practice my masking skills, which are slim let me tell you. Have a wonderful time in MT next weekend, wish I was there too, but I'm not even close. lol Hugs my friend, Brenda

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  13. Absolutely love what you have created with this wonderful set that is on my wishlist...

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  14. Beautiful cards, Carol! Enjoy Whitefish--such a gorgeous place!

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  15. Both of these are simply stunning, Carol!!!! I really like how you have arranged the flowers and the colours are fabulous!!!!! WOW, so beautiful!!!! Love both!!! Lucky teachers!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  16. Beautiful, Carol ... love the impact of the gorgeous colour against the parts left black and white! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. WOWZER! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the masking you've done with this floral set along with your colorful flowers!! Just an amazing design!! HUGS

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  18. HOLY MOLY - these are MAGNIFICENT!! Your talents are growing by leaps and bounds and I am constantly in awe of what you create - sending big hugs your way!!

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  19. Shut the front door! Carol you are a masking genius as well as an outstanding color-er : ) er.... artist!! wowie

    And I forgot to mention in my last comment! We are like "kindred spirits" you and I !! I just bought a $35.00 bike at a garage sale! heeheehee ok, so I know you are probably a better and more "avid" biker than me (and your butt do doubt hurts less than mine this week! LOL

    Super cards friend! your SIL is blessed to have YOU!

    Patti

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  20. Both cards are fantastic, Carol!! I love the stamps you used and your masking looks awesome! I like that you didn't colour everything too. :-)

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  21. Gorgeous cards, Carol. Beautiful masking job. Fabulous coloring.

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  22. Wow, Carol......gorgeous masked cards....stunning! Now back to read your post !

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  23. Be still, my Altenew flower loving heart! Two really gorgeous cards, Carol! Beautiful masking, and your color palette is stunning! You sure know how to showcase the goodies!
    Your upcoming road trip sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! Looking forward to hearing more about it :)

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  24. Two fab cards I love those stamps they are my favs right now xx Jan

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  25. Such beautiful masked cards. Love how you did them both, and also how judicious you were about color. It is even more striking when some are left uncolored.

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  26. GORGEOUS creations!!! I love, love, love that you left part of the images uncolored - looks so cool! Awesome color choices too!

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  27. 2 lovely cards. The partially colored flowers are so pretty :)

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